Kent Sister Cities Association seeks high school students to participate in summer exchange with Norway

Kent Sister Cities Association seeks high school students to participate in summer exchange with Norway

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 1:29pm
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The Kent Sister Cities Association is looking for Kent high school students to participate in its Youth Ambassador Program as summer exchange students to Norway.

The program is an opportunity for students to experience a different country and culture.

Kent’s Sister Cities Program provides opportunities to establish meaningful and lasting global friendships, partnerships and connections. Youth exchanges and other events deepen the community’s connection to the diverse populations living in Kent and its connections around the world.

Youth ambassadors are selected in February to begin preparation for summer exchange.

At the beginning of July, the Norwegian Youth Ambassadors will arrive and stay with local families for two weeks. This is a chance to show them Kent and the Seattle area. For most of them, this will be their first visit to the United States.

In mid-July, local students will return to Norway and live with Norwegian hosts for two weeks.

In November, local students will give a presentation at Kent City Hall and discuss their experiences and help promote the program and recruit new ambassadors for the following year.

Students do not have to have Norwegian heritage to participate.

Apply online at

Applications are due Jan. 31.

For more information, contact Tracie Leistiko at

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